Lightroom: Star Ratings Lock

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Adobe light room is great, but from time to time I select multiple images and forget I have a bunch selected. Then I give the one I thought I was looking at a 1-star rating, resetting the hours of agonising on rating my images all to 1 star.... this just happened to 8,000+ images, and I believe I accidently hit 1 key without realising it while moving the file location. Could you consider allowing people to lock the ratings, so you can only change one at a time, or at least giving a strong warning before you change a batch of them all at once.
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Duncan Wallace

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John R. Ellis, Champion

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I agree that it's very easy to change the rating by accident. If you notice at the time, you can hit Undo. But often I don't notice.

Given how easy it is to accidentally hit a shortcut key in LR (as evidenced by all the posts on the forums), it would great if LR made keyboard shortcut customization easier, and/or had a mode in which shortcuts were greatly reduced.
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Reduced would be fantastic. I do love short-cuts and for the expert users they would be essential, but as you're learning (and I've been learning for years), training wheels would be useful.

Maybe the short-cut on the menu could be greyed out and have a button which allows you to enable it. That way you could enable only the short-cuts you use.
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I agree - it must be fairly simple to include a feature that allows a user to set a photo's rating to "locked" with the option to "unlock" to allow its rating to be changed if & when required.

I too have accidentally changed ratings across a set of multiple images by changing the rating of one and forgetting that it's part of a multiple selection... really annoying and very time consuming to change if the error's not immediately picked up.